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Self-Assessment: Interests

When we determine our interests we can either choose to incorporate them in our hobbies, our career or save them for a later stage in life.

Please answer the following questions to the best of your ability:

  1. What do you love to do in your spare time or at work? Don't forget to list your hobbies, community projects, social group involvement, or memberships in organizations.

  2. If you go to a bookstore what subject areas do you spend time browsing? If you open the newspaper what section calls your attention first?

  3. List some of your "dream" jobs no matter how outlandish they may sound. Describe a typical day (environment, schedule, tasks, co-workers, etc.).

  4. If you were to look back on your life what would you like to be remembered for? If you have only a year of your life left and you absolutely had to work- what would you be doing in the position?

Incorporated ideas from: The Ivory Tower by Margaret Newhouse, PhD
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